Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    *Log Cabin, December, 1912 -- “Buggies reduced - Your opportunity to buy a first-class buggy at quite a savings in price. George M. Wills”

    *The Cynthiana Times, Dec. 7, 1862 -- “If you want something good for the health, call on Wash Cragmire, at the Rankin House. He keeps the best liquors, finest cigars, and chewing tobacco of any body in town.”

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report




    March 2 at 7:42 a.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Earline North, 69, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Buick Leee^Sabre, struck Sandra J. Himes, 36, Cynthiana, driving 1998 Jeep Cherokee.

    March 3 at 6:44 a.m. -- non-injury, Bedford Way, Danielle N. Fryman, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Toyota Rav 4 struck a deer.

    March 2 at 9:09 a.m. -- non-injury, Rocky Springs Road, Christopher Barrington, 29, Georgetown, driving a 1997 Chevrolet 1500, struck Betty H. Jones, 78, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 Toyota Camry.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding March 2, 2010


    Virginia Allen, 1981, change of plea; flagrant non-support; guilty plea entered, motion for pretrial diversion granted, order entered.

    Becky Whitaker, 1955, sentencing; theft by failure to make required disposition of property, theft by unlawful taking/disposition-all others; probation granted, 3 year sentence probated for 5 years.

  • School Menus

    March 15-19

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: French toast, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.


  • Saturday auction and dance held for Curtis Stillwell

    An auction and dance will be held this Saturday at the Elks Lodge, with proceeds benefiting the Curtis Stillwell Transplant Fund.

    As reported by Becky Barnes in the Feb. 25 edition of The Cynthiana Democrat, Curtis was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as Hurler’s Syndrome when he was 7 months old.

    Three months later, Curtis is recovering from a Jan. 18 bone marrow transplant at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

    He is the son of Curtis and Patricia Stillwell.

  • The sun comes up the next day

    When I was a young boy growing up in the quaint river town of Tell City, Ind., I was involved in sports of all kinds.  Basketball was my favorite back then with baseball a close second. The grade school that I went to didn’t play football so, while I enjoyed watching it on television, I really didn’t have a lot of coaching until high school.

  • Cynthiana Police Report


    Case reports

    Feb. 17 -- At 6:40 p.m., Gary Stith, pastor of the Webster Church of God reported that the church had been broken into on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6, when $1,040 was stolen. Stith also reported that the church was broken into again between Feb. 16-17, when suspects damaged church property and stole a computer monitor and two guitars.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding March 1, 2010


    Estate of Harold G. Beckett, probate hearing; order entered dispensing with administration and probating will for record purposes.

    Estate of Sara Navarre, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    Estate of Stella Simpson, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    Estate of Jean Baird Traylor, probate hearing; order entered dispensing with administration.


  • Academic Briefs


    National College in Lexington has awarded the Joseph E. Hurn Academic Performance Scholarship for the Winter Term to Renea Jones, Harrison County, in recognition of their academic achievement.

    The Hurn Scholarship is awarded to full-time students who have completed their first year of studies at National College and maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.


    Lauren N. Slone, Harrison County, was among the University of Louisville Fall 2009 graduates.

  • Potato crop first to be planted in the garden

    Once again I am proud to say that our potato crop lasted from March 2009 to March 2010. It’s time to start it all over again, thank goodness. I am really ready to get my hands in the soil, once it dries out a bit. First thing first:  while I always shoot for a mid-March planting of selected seed potatoes we must consider the condition of the soil.  Don’t start digging if the soil is too wet. Be patient and only work once the soil is friable.